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I could not sign my name
for I feel I have no name
The sounds attached to me
are not the sounds
I would have chosen
No that is not altogether true
I like the name Irwin Shaw
yet as fate would have it
the name was taken over my some
popular writer
and in his success my
name was erased
Oh what is my name?
It is certainly not
or Ben Shmuel
or Shmooy
or Smorland
or David Maloy
or Yitzak ben Shor or
Jacky Wrack or Isaic More
Oh Shit!
I go into eternity

Irwin R. Shaw - April 15th 1988